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Diagnosis and management of asthma in children

In problematic cases of childhood asthma, rather than escalating treatment, a systematic approach is needed, including a review of the diagnosis; adherence, including ability to take drugs correctly; and the child’s environment  
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over 4 years ago
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Mycotoxins, Allergies, and Quackery (Fungal Infections - Lesson 3)

A review of the adverse effects of fungal mycotoxins, allergic disorders triggered by fungal exposure (including ABPA), and the quackery and pseudoscience co...  
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over 4 years ago
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Is it true that the number of people with allergies is increasing?

I heard that more people are being diagnosed with alleges, such as nut allergies. Is there any really understanding of why this is?  
Becky Archer
almost 7 years ago
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Why is MgSO4 used in acute asthma management?

The anesthetists loves magnesium. But when I asked of the mechanism from A&E consultants, I got replies that it is wonder drug, or not well understood. Anyone got a more comprehensive answer than that?  
Stuart Chan
almost 7 years ago
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Question on step 4 asthma management in adults.

First thing you do is increase the inhaled steroid dose, but then you can consider adding a theophylline, leukotriene receptor antagonist or B2 agonist. Is there any preference over which one to choose when, or do you literally pick one and see if it suits the patient, if not pick another?  
Conrad Hayes
over 6 years ago
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Aspergillus and Human Health

Many may be familiar with aspergillosis as the infecting agent in acute cases where the patient is severely immunocompromised - but there is more to this fungus' repertoire. There are rare cases where the patient's immune system is overwhelmed by a large inhalation of spores e.g. after gardening, but these are insignificant in terms of total numbers effected. The following are far more common:- Aspergillus and other fungi are increasingly identified as the active agent in sinusitis - if you have cases that don't respond to antibiotics this is worth thinking about. Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA & aspergilloma) is an infection of immunocompetent people, causing respiratory difficulty, coughing and haemoptysis. The UK NHS has a specialist centre for these patients In Manchester (National Aspergillosis Centre (NAC)). NAC has particular expertise and extensive facilities for the diagnosis of CPA, ABPA, SAFS and use of systemic antifungal drugs. Allergic infection (Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis - ABPA and chronic sinusitis) is thought to be heavily underdiagnosed and undertreated. ABPA is particularly common in Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis patients and those with bronchiectasis. There is estimated to be 25 000 cases in the UK alone. Many (50%) of the most severe asthma cases are sensitive to fungi (SAFS) - in particular Aspergillus. These tend to be the most unstable cases that don't respond to antibiotics and several studies have been published that show giving an antifungal helps reduce the use of steroids for these patients. Last but not least - Tuberculosis is on the rise in the UK and the rest of the world. It is estimated that 2% of cases progress to CPA and should be treated using an antifungal - this is usually not done until considerable time has passed and much damage has been done. In total it is estimated that many millions of people across the world suffer from aspergillus - ABPA - 5 million, Tb - 400 000 per year and Asthma (SAFS - 1 - 4 million cases in EU & US). Sinusitis cases may number many tens of millions worldwide. So - the next time you assume aspergillus infections and aspergillosis are rare and confined to those who are profoundly immunocompromised - think again! If you have a patient who has increasingly severe respiratory symptoms, doesn't respond to multiple courses of antibiotics then give aspergillus a thought. Browse around these articles for further information Aspergillus Website Treatment Section. NB For a broader look at the prevalence of fungal diseases worldwide the new charity Leading International Fungal Education (LIFE) website is worth looking at.  
Graham Atherton
over 6 years ago
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Boy Gets Food Allergies from Blood Transfusion

A boy with no previous allergies suddenly found himself allergic to nuts and fish after receiving a blood transfusion for a medical condition.  
livescience.com
over 4 years ago
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Immunology Lecture 1 part 1

A review of immunology  
youtube.com
over 4 years ago
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Immunology - NOD like receptors and the Inflammasome

http://armandoh.org/ https://www.facebook.com/ArmandoHasudungan Support me: http://www.patreon.com/armando Instagram: http://instagram.com/armandohasudungan ...  
youtube.com
over 4 years ago
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Diagnosis and management of asthma in children

In problematic cases of childhood asthma, rather than escalating treatment, a systematic approach is needed, including a review of the diagnosis; adherence, including ability to take drugs correctly; and the child’s environment  
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over 4 years ago
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Diagnosis and management of asthma in children

In problematic cases of childhood asthma, rather than escalating treatment, a systematic approach is needed, including a review of the diagnosis; adherence, including ability to take drugs correctly; and the child’s environment  
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over 4 years ago
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Asthma Drugs - Omalizumab

http://usmlefasttrack.com/?p=6084 Asthma, Drugs, -, Omalizumab, Findings, symptoms, findings, causes, mnemonics, review, what is, video, study, Rapid Review,...  
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over 4 years ago
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Asthma Drugs - Omalizumab - YouTube

http://usmlefasttrack.com/?p=6084 Asthma, Drugs, -, Omalizumab, Findings, symptoms, findings, causes, mnemonics, review, what is, video, study, Rapid Review,...  
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over 4 years ago
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Asthma Drugs - Antileukotrines (Montelukast, Zafirlukast & Zileuton)

http://usmlefasttrack.com/?p=6083 Asthma, Drugs, -, Antileukotrines, (Montelukast,, Zafirlukast, &, Zileuton), Findings, symptoms, findings, causes, mnemonic...  
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over 4 years ago
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Asthma Drugs - Antileukotrines (Montelukast, Zafirlukast & Zileuton) - YouTube

http://usmlefasttrack.com/?p=6083 Asthma, Drugs, -, Antileukotrines, (Montelukast,, Zafirlukast, &, Zileuton), Findings, symptoms, findings, causes, mnemonic...  
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over 4 years ago
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Asthma Drugs - Corticosteroids (Beclomethasone & Fluticasone)

http://usmlefasttrack.com/?p=6082 Asthma, Drugs, -, Corticosteroids, (Beclomethasone, &, Fluticasone), Findings, symptoms, findings, causes, mnemonics, revie...  
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over 4 years ago
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Asthma Drugs - Methylxanthines (Theophylline)

http://usmlefasttrack.com/?p=6080 Asthma, Drugs, -, Methylxanthines, (Theophylline), Findings, symptoms, findings, causes, mnemonics, review, what is, video,...  
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over 4 years ago
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Asthma Drugs - Methylxanthines (Theophylline) - YouTube

http://usmlefasttrack.com/?p=6080 Asthma, Drugs, -, Methylxanthines, (Theophylline), Findings, symptoms, findings, causes, mnemonics, review, what is, video,...  
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over 4 years ago
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Asthma Drugs - Muscarinic Antagonists (Ipratropium)

http://usmlefasttrack.com/?p=6081 Asthma, Drugs, -, Muscarinic, Antagonists, (Ipratropium), Findings, symptoms, findings, causes, mnemonics, review, what is,...  
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over 4 years ago
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Asthma Drugs - B2 Agonists (Albuterol, salmeterol & formoterol)

http://usmlefasttrack.com/?p=6079 Asthma, Drugs, -, B2, Agonists, (Albuterol,, salmeterol, &, formoterol), Findings, symptoms, findings, causes, mnemonics, r...  
youtube.com
over 4 years ago